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US Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee, to keynote Re-Wire

US Representative Adam Smith will be the morning keynote at the 2020 Re-Wire Policy Conference coming up on December 10th. Smith is the Dean of...Read More

The logistics of the 2021 session

How the next session will function logistically is not yet entirely clear. Leadership from the two chambers have been talking about the subject for months,...Read More

Rachel Smith named Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday it had selected Rachel Smith as its new President & CEO, effective January 4, 2021. Smith...Read More

House Dems name leadership team for 2021-2023

The House Democrats held their re-organization meeting over the weekend. They re-elected Laurie Jinkins as Speaker-designate and Pat Sullivan as Majority Leader. Jinkins will need...Read More

Detailed Agenda for 2020 Re-Wire Virtual Policy Conference now available!

The Detailed Agenda for our 2020 Re-Wire Virtual Policy Conference on December 10th is now available! Like the Washington State Wire, the 2020 Re-Wire Policy...Read More

Few Washington State names on Biden’s transition list

There aren’t many of us in Biden’s inside circle, apparently. Yesterday, the Biden-Harris team released the names of individuals assigned to their Agency Review Teams....Read More

Morning Wire: David Postman, Re-Wire Conference, Legislative majorities

Well at least it’s still morning in Hawaii, which is not where my body is but is perhaps where my mind is… Pardon the delay...Read More

T’wina Nobles: “We’re going to have to fight hard for reconciliation, for unity, for respect.”

Democrat T’wina Nobles has defeated incumbent Republican Steve O’Ban and will become the next Senator for Washington’s 28th Legislative District. Nobles will be the only...Read More

Postman’s success as chief in context

Reflections on Postman's place among Inslee chiefs of staff...Read More

Inslee announces Jamila Thomas as new chief of staff

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Jamila Thomas as his chief of staff effective Nov. 16. Thomas is currently chief of staff to Superintendent of...Read More